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Rightwaters Cleanup GRAPHIC

Successful June 8 Cleanup at Champney River Park
Keep McIntosh Beautiful partnered with Altamaha Riverkeeper for a land and water cleanup at Champney River Park off U.S. 17 in southern McIntosh County, for the Yamaha Rightwaters Coastal Georgia Cleanup.  Taking place on World Oceans Day, June 8, the effort sponsored by Yamaha Marine targeting the problem of ocean plastics united 18 organizations in a simultaneous removal of litter at 10 locations along the Georgia coastline.

KMB Past Events Calendar

Champney Park CleanupWHAT:  Rightwaters Coast-wide Cleanup sponsored by Yamaha Marine

WHERE:  Champney River Park in McIntosh County (U.S. 17 South)

Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Join KMB and Altamaha Riverkeeper Saturday, June 8 from 8:30 – 10:30 am for a land and water cleanup at Champney River Park, part of a Georgia coast-wide cleanup sponsored by Yamaha Marine to help keep plastics and other trash out of our rivers and oceans.  The cleanup effort, called Yamaha Rightwaters, takes place on World Oceans Day, and unites 18 nonprofit, educational and governmental organizations in a simultaneous removal of litter at 10 locations along the Georgia coastline.

Champney River Park, just south of Darien on U.S. 17, provides access to the Altamaha for boating and fishing, and includes a boat ramp, dock, catwalk across the river and a small park area.  Volunteers are needed for the cleanup.  All cleanup supplies, water and snacks will be provided along with a free t-shirt while supplies last.  Bring your own kayak and life pfd to clean the shoreline from the water. 

Have fun, do your part  to help keep our rivers – and the world’s oceans – clean and beautiful, and have most of the day still ahead of you!


Tuesday, APRIL 17, 8:30-11:30 Todd Grant Elementary School   

Landscaping around School sign on Hwy 17

Volunteers are needed to install, mulch and water new plants around the sign area.   Please bring shovels, trowels, rakes and gloves and favorite bug repellant.  KMB will provide water and snacks.

Thursday, APRIL 12   9 a.m. – Noon    Fort King George Historic Site

FKG Parking Lot Raised Bed Planting

We’ll be renewing the large raised planter in the Ft King George site parking lot, using native and pollinator-friendly plants.  Please bring garden tools (shovels, trowels, rakes, gloves, etc.) and bug repellant.  KMB will provide water and snacks.

Saturday, APRIL 7,  9 am – 1 pm  Ashantilly Center 

COASTAL WILDSCAPES Spring Native Plant Sale

Free admission

KMB will have a table at this event, which features several native plant vendors, and educational programming.  Learn more at


Saturday, APRIL 7,  8:30 – 11:30 am

GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP Community Litter Pickups

Smith Rd – Meet at Prospect Baptist Church, corner of Smith Rd. & Ga. Hwy 99 8:30 am

Blount Crossing – Meet at Darien Church of God on Blount Crossing 8:30 am

Volunteers are needed for litter pickups on both of these roads.  The more volunteers we have, the more miles we can cover.  KMB will supply trash bags, trash grabbers, gloves, water and snacks.  Starting location TBA, but put one of these opportunities to “keep McIntosh clean and beautiful” on your calendar now.  Email Julie at or call 912-289-1082 to sign up in advance or just show up the day of the cleanup!

Thursday, March 1

Georgia Arbor Day Tree Celebration and Planting

On March 1, Keep McIntosh Beautiful partnered with McIntosh County 4-H and the Georgia Forestry Commission for a celebration of Georgia Arbor Day at Todd Grant Elementary School.  All fourth grade students took part in planting a live oak tree in front yard of the school, and each received a tree seeding provided by Keep McIntosh Beautiful to take home and plant.  Community forester Mark McClellan talked with the students about the important of trees in our landscape and as wildlife habitat, how to plant and care for new trees, as well as the special qualities of the Live Oak, the state tree of Georgia.  The event was organized by 4-H extension agent Tammy Tyre.  KMB director Julie Sowell and board member Jody Martin prepared the seedlings and handed them out to each student at the event.

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Help make it “Green” for annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, MARCH 17 th,  8:00 am

Shellman Bluff area litter pickup

Meet at the old boat shed across from the Dollar General  store on Shellman Bluff Rd., where road assignments will be made.  Trash bags, trash grabbers, safety vests, gloves and water provided.  Volunteers should wear long pants, long sleeves, boots or sturdy shoes and bring their own bug spray.  For additional information contact Sallie Ann Marsh at 912-266-0449.

Wed., & Thurs., MARCH 28-29,   8 – 11:30 am  

Todd Grant Elem. School Outdoor Classroom Construction Work Days – volunteers needed

Work Days at Todd Grant Elementary School to construct and install various elements of an outdoor classroom.  KMB is a contributor to this project which will be used by all students and have special areas for art and music and many other exciting features.  TGES art teacher Kelly McClellan received a “Bright Ideas” grant from Coastal Electric Member Cooperative and is coordinating the project, which be completed in several stages.